How to stop SERVER.APP service?

Mork

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Jan 9, 2009
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I have a program I need to install that won't install correctly if the Mac OS Server app is running.

I don't see a way to stop the server app and then restart it later.

Can anyone help me with that (I'm assuming) Terminal command?

Thanks very much.
 

HenryAZ

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Jan 9, 2010
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South Congress AZ
I have a program I need to install that won't install correctly if the Mac OS Server app is running.

I don't see a way to stop the server app and then restart it later.

Can anyone help me with that (I'm assuming) Terminal command?

Thanks very much.
I've never used the server.app, but I assume it is launched by launchd from /System/Library/LaunchAgents or /System/Library/LaunchDaemons. Find the .plist file, then do this in a Terminal window:
launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.whatever
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I have a program I need to install that won't install correctly if the Mac OS Server app is running.

I don't see a way to stop the server app and then restart it later.

Can anyone help me with that (I'm assuming) Terminal command?

Thanks very much.
Put the Server app in the trash and wait for the notification that it was removed and that services were stopped. You may need to empty the trash to install your app. If so, do that and then reinstall the Server after your other install.